Muktsar

Muktsar Sahib

About District

Location

Sri Muktsar Sahib District is located in South Western Zone of Punjab. It lies between 30◦ 69? and 29◦ 87? latitude and 74◦ 21? and 74◦ 86? longitude. It is bounded by States of Rajasthan and Haryana in the South, district Faridkot in North, Firozpur in West and Bathinda in the East.

Area

It covers an area of 2615 sq km, which constitutes 5.19 % area of Punjab

Climate

The Western Himalayas in the North and the Thar Desert in the South and Southwest mainly determine the climate conditions. The South-western monsoon brings the much needed rain bearing depression during summer (July to September). Nearly 70 % of rainfall is received during three months ( July to September) , when South Western monsoons are active in the region. There is wide seasonal temperature variation with Mean Monthly Maximum Temperature being as high as 45 degree C in June and Mean Monthly Minimum Temperature as low as 2 degreeC in January. The major part of the district qualify for aridic (torric) moisture regime according to the criteria laid in Soil Taxonomy. Soil moisture regime computations employing the Newhall mathematical model indicate that the area has 'weak aridic' moisture regime(Van Wambeke, 1985). In the aridic (torric) moisture regime, the moisture control section in the most of the year is dry in all parts for more than half the time (cumulative). (Source - Resource ATLAS, Sri Muktsar Sahib)

Population

According to census of 2001, Sri Muktsar Sahib has total population of 7,77,493. The percentage of rural population to the total population is 74.46% . Sri Muktsar Sahib has population density of 297 persons per sq. Km compared to 484 persons per sq km of the Punjab, which is the lowest in Punjab. There are 891 women for every 1000 men in the district. The Scheduled Castes form 37.75% of the total population in this district. The population of Sri Muktsar Sahib District has increased at the rate of 18.80% from 1991 to 2001 against 20.10% for the whole state.

Historical Backgound

Battle of Sri Muktsar Sahib

In 1704 Anandpur was under an extended siege by the allied forces of the Mughals and the hill chiefs. Provisions were completely exhausted and the Khalsa lived on leaves and the bark of trees. The Jats of Majha made up their mind to go home. The Guru would not let them leave unless they signed a disclaimer saying that they were no longer the Sikhs of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Out of hundreds of Sikhs, only forty put their thumb impression on the disclaimer; they were then permitted to leave Anandpur. This was during the siege of Sri Anandpur Sahib, which lasted eight months long, resulting in about 10,000 Sikh Soldiers under the 10th Master, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji giving a devasting defeat to the one million mughals who had invaded the holy city. Each of the Hill Rajas, except about three groups were fighting along side the Mughal Imperial Army. The forty deserters from Anandpur lived in the Majha region in the district of Amritsar. In one of their villages, called Jhabal, there lived a brave woman named Mai Bhago. She was known for her faith and courage, and she had a great zeal to serve the Guru. Her blood boiled at the timidity of those who, beaten by the ravages of the prolonged siege of Anandpur, disclaimed Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji to return to their homes. She was smitten at the ignominy shown by these forty deserters. Mai Bhago charged them with cowardice and lack of faith. She was determined to wipe out this stain of infamy on Majha Singhs. She went around the neighbouring villages and exhorted the women folk not to be hospitable to the deserters who had disclaimed the Guru. She shamed and censured the Singhs for their cowardice and eventually brought them back to the path of devotion and sacrifice. She, donning a man's dress, inspired them to return to the fold of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Feeling ashamed for their act of cowardice, they followed her banner and joined in the famous battle of Sri Muktsar Sahib, which was fought against the Mughal forces at Khidrana in the district of Ferozepur.

District Administration

Administrative Divisions

It consists of following three subdivisions:
  • Sri Muktsar Sahib Sub Division: The headquarter of this sub division is historical Sri Muktsar Sahib City . Two Sub Tehsil headquarters namely Bariwala and Lakhewali lie in Sri Muktsar Sahib Sub Division of Sri Muktsar Sahib District.
  • Malout Sub Division: The headquarter of this subdivision is Malout town situated on Delhi - Fazilka National Highway No. 10 and Bathinda - Abhohar Railway line . Sub Tehsil Lambi falls in this sub division.
  • Gidderbaha Sub Division : The headquarter of this sub division is Gidderbaha town situated on National Highway No. 15. and Bathinda-Abohar Railway line. Sub Tehsil Doda falls in this sub division.

The district has four blocks, i.e, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Malout, Lambi and Kot Bhai at Gidderbaha. There are four cities/ towns viz. Sri Muktsar Sahib, Malout, Gidderbaha and Lambi and 234 villages in the district.

Role Of Deputy Commissioner

Sh.Paramjit Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner

The Deputy Commissioner is the Chief Revenue Officer as District Collector and is responsible for collection of Revenue and other Govt. dues recoverable as arrears of Land Revenue. He deals with the Natural Calamities like draught, unseasonal rains, hailstorms, floods and fire etc.

Under the Registration Act the District Collector exercise the Powers of Registrar of the District and he controls and supervises the work of Registration of deeds. He also function as Marriage Officer under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. Further under the Cinematograph Act, the District Magistrate is the Licencing Authority in his jurisdiction. The administration of the Police in a district is vested in the District Superintendent, but under the General direction of the District Magistrate as per provisions of section 4 of the Indian Police Act, 1861.

Rule 1.15 of the Punjab Police Rules, 1934, also provides the powers of District Magistrate as under:--

The District Magistrate is the head of the Criminal Administration of the District and the Police force is the instrument provided by Government to enable him to enforce his authority and fulfill his responsibility for the maintenance of Law & Order. The police force in a District is, therefore, placed by Law under the General control and direction of the District Magistrate, who is responsible that it carries out its duties in such a manner that effective protection, is afforded to the public and against lawlessness and disorder."

e-Governance

E-governance or electronic governance may be defined as delivery of government services and information to the public using electronic means. Such means of delivering information is often referred to as information technology or 'IT' in short form. Use of IT in government facilitates an efficient, speedy and transparent process for disseminating information to the public and other agencies, and for performing government administration activities.

District Administration Sri Muktsar Sahib is committed to implement the E-governance in whole district and bring the Transparency , Efficiency, Accountability in government work. To achieve this, following E-Governance projects have been implemented

E-gov Projects/Programs running in Deputy Commissioner office :

Single User friendly WIndow Disposal and Help line for Applicants (SUWIDHA)- Work related to the following branches is being disposed through Suwidha.

  • Arms License Branch Services
  • Record and Copying Branch Services
  • MA Branch Services
  • Passport Branch Services
  • Birth & Death Certificates
  • Certificate Issuance Services
  • Affidavit attestation Services
  • Driving Licences Issuing Services
  • Registration of Vehicle Services

Video Conferencing facility- Video Conferencing facility has been fully established in DAC Sri Muktsar Sahib as per the directions passed by the Govt. of Punjab.

Railway Reservation facility- To achieve the goal for public services online railway reservation facility has been fully established in Suwidha Center Sri Muktsar Sahib

Electronic Form Vendor (EFV)- As per the directions/ instructions of the Government an electronic form vendor has been authorized to sit in the DC office and sell the forms. He is providing the following services to the citizens:

  • He provides the government forms to the citizens.
  • Guiding the citizens for getting services by providing the instructions and procedures of the service.

Property Registration Information System (PRISM): This software is running successfully in all the seven Tehsils/ sub-tehsils. New version of PRISM i.e 4.0 has been implemented in all the tehsil.

Web Site of Sri Muktsar Sahib (www.srimuktsarsahib.gov.in) : Official Web site of Sri Muktsar Sahib is Lanuched by Hon'ble Chief Minister Of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Maghi on 13-01-2005.

Tourism

  • Gurdwaras

    Golden Temple

    Muktsar commemorates the martyrdom of 40 Sikh soldiers who died fighting the Mughals while protecting Guru Gobind Singh. On learning of their sacrifice,

    Muktsar commemorates the martyrdom of 40 Sikh soldiers who died fighting the Mughals while protecting Guru Gobind Singh. On learning of their sacrifice, the Guru anointed them the Chaali Mukte (forty liberated ones), and renamed the site of the battle as Muktsar (pool of salvation). Darbar Sahib or Tuti Gandhi Sahib is the main shrine here. Others of note are Gurdwara Tambu Sahib, which marks the elaborate ruse the soldiers had worked out turning bushes into tents; Gurdwara Shahidganj Sahib marks the spot where the Guru conducted the last rites of the Chaali Mukte; and Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib marks the mound from where Guru Gobind Singh fought the Mughal army.

  • Gurudwara Shahid Ganj Sahib

    Attari Border

    Gurudwara Shahid Ganj Sahib is a very prominent Gurudwara located very close to the Sarovar, in Muktsar. This Gurudwara is also known as Angitha Sahib. Gurudwara Shahid Ganj sahib was constructed in the year 1870 by Raja Wazir Singh.

    Gurudwara Shahid Ganj Sahib is a very prominent Gurudwara located very close to the Sarovar, in Muktsar. This Gurudwara is also known as Angitha Sahib. Gurudwara Shahid Ganj sahib was constructed in the year 1870 by Raja Wazir Singh. Later in 1980, a new building was rebuilt with a rectangular domed hall. Gurdwara Shahid Ganj is beautifully set, beside the Sarovar (water pond). The walls of this Gurudwara are magnificently painted with the portraits of Sikh guru’s and their lively scenes.

Fairs & Festivals

A mammoth gathering takes place every year on occasion of Maghi Mela celebrated after next day of Lohri in January when a fair is organized to commemorate the velour of 40 Muktas. These Muktas sacrificed their lives at Battle of Khidrana fought between Mughal army and 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Pilgrims take bath in the sacred tank on the occasion. The whole town wears a festive look at the time of Mela.

A big cattle fair is held at village Lambi Dhab on the occasion of Maghi Mela. The good breed horses, for which Sri Muktsar Sahib is famous throughout Punjab, are showcased at the fair.

Accessibility

Airport
Airport

Nearest Airport

No airport available

Railways
Railways

Railway Station

No Railway station exists

Bus Service
Bus Service

Bus Service

No Bus service exists

ATM

Axis Bank

Grain Market Rd, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Yes Bank

Kotkapura Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

PNB Bank

Bura Gujjal Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Union Bank

Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Axis Bank ATM

Bhatinda Rd, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

HDFC Bank ATM

Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab 152026

Hdfc Bank

New Gain Market, Bura Gujjal Road,
Sri Muktsar Sahib,
Punjab 152026 098 15 331111

Tour Operators

Northern Travel Co. Malout
NH 10, Grain Market, Malout, Punjab

Internet Cafes

Hack Shack Cyber Cafe

Kot Kapura Bye Pass, Kot Kapura Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab 152026 092 16 511660

Theatres

Ajit Cinema

Market Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Rajpal Theatre

SH 16, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Kernal Theater

Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Payal Theater, Muktsar

Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Shopping

Easy day

Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab

Amertex

Kotkapura Road, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab 152026

Artisan

Gramin Vikas Kalyan Society

Near Kundan Palace, Azimgarh Abhohar Distt, Ferozpur, Punjab

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